By Dan Snierson
September 24, 2020 at 02:33 PM EDT
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The season 46 premiere of Saturday Night Live will Rock.

Chris Rock is set to host the first new episode of NBC's late-night sketch series, the network announced on Thursday. Megan Thee Stallion will serve as musical guest. The episode airs live coast-to-coast on Oct. 3.

Rock, who anchors the fourth season of FX's Fargo, will host SNL for the third time, previously emceeing in 1996 and 2014, though he has made numerous cameos over the year. He was a cast member from 1990 to 1993.

SNL recently announced that Jim Carrey has signed on to impersonate Joe Biden this season, replacing Woody Harrelson, who handles the duties last year. Jason Sudeikis played Biden while he was in office as VP.

SNL will be back in its Studio 8H home in Rockefeller Center for the premiere, with a limited audience. The last live episode aired in March, before SNL halted production due to the pandemic. Three more episodes aired later in the season, which featured the cast filming bits remotely.

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